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    • Holeypockets
    • By Holeypockets 3rd Feb 08, 12:14 PM
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    Holeypockets
    Moneysaving whilst multi-tasking.
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:14 PM
    Moneysaving whilst multi-tasking. 3rd Feb 08 at 12:14 PM
    A typical frantic sunday for me, but I have just thought about what actualy goes on during my Sunday and wondered how it compares with other DFWs.

    I have hired my car out for the day because I didn't need it - so am making a little bit there. I have the printer going at full speed printing some things I sell on Ebay so making a little there. I have the washing machine on, the dishwasher on, the tumble dryer on, I am cooking the roast and in-between am ironing the weeks clothes too - so no-doubt using a fair wedge of electricity. On top of all the the kids are cooking in the kitchen and I am in and out watching over them too.

    The best bit is by me doing all this it enables the wife to work and earn a decent amount.

    Very busy day for me. And they say men cannot multi-task!

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  • Sola
    • #2
    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:18 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:18 PM
    Can we clone you please?
  • bank_of_slate
    • #3
    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:22 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:22 PM
    *sneaks all her ironing onto Holeypockets pile hoping she doesn't notice the extra tonne of clothes!*
    ...Linda xx
    It's easy to give in to that negative voice that chants "cant do it" BUT we lift each other up.
    We dont count all the runners ahead of us & feel intimidated.
    Instead we look back proudly at our journey, our personal struggle & determination & remember that there are those that never even attempt to reach the starting line.
    • Holeypockets
    • By Holeypockets 3rd Feb 08, 12:23 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:23 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:23 PM
    Moneysaving in a family - like marriage - is all abut teamwork

    • poorandindenial
    • By poorandindenial 3rd Feb 08, 12:26 PM
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    • #5
    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:26 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:26 PM
    *sneaks all her ironing onto Holeypockets pile hoping she doesn't notice the extra tonne of clothes!*
    ...Linda xx
    Originally posted by bank_of_slate
    Er I think Holeypockets is a he but good sneak.

    Personally I just don't iron in fact I use my mini ironing board as my in bed computer table - works like a dream.
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  • bank_of_slate
    • #6
    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:36 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:36 PM
    Well why was he trying on my bra from the ironing pile then?
    ...Linda xx
    It's easy to give in to that negative voice that chants "cant do it" BUT we lift each other up.
    We dont count all the runners ahead of us & feel intimidated.
    Instead we look back proudly at our journey, our personal struggle & determination & remember that there are those that never even attempt to reach the starting line.
    • poorandindenial
    • By poorandindenial 3rd Feb 08, 12:38 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:38 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:38 PM
    Man boobs??
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  • doodledo
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:39 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:39 PM
    So when OH told me men can't iron he was fibbing !
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    • Holeypockets
    • By Holeypockets 3rd Feb 08, 12:59 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:59 PM
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    • 3rd Feb 08, 12:59 PM
    "Man boobs??" - Damn rumbled!


    I am not the best ironer, but it's good enough.

  • bank_of_slate
    They can iron, it just takes them the same time to do 1 shirt as it takes me to do the whole family's!
    ...Linda xx
    It's easy to give in to that negative voice that chants "cant do it" BUT we lift each other up.
    We dont count all the runners ahead of us & feel intimidated.
    Instead we look back proudly at our journey, our personal struggle & determination & remember that there are those that never even attempt to reach the starting line.
  • sallyx
    I definatley need a clone of you...or can you have a word with my not so helpful DH
    I'll make a wish, take a chance, make a change And breakaway. I'll take a risk, take a chance, make a change and breakaway ....
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    • poorandindenial
    • By poorandindenial 3rd Feb 08, 1:09 PM
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    Sorry Holey, I possibly meant very well developed pecs??
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    • Holeypockets
    • By Holeypockets 3rd Feb 08, 1:13 PM
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    Holeypockets
    well developed pecs sounds much better.

    I admit I have made a few domestic mistakes. Like once chucking a white towel in with a load of dark jeans. I have also tumbled dried the odd jumper!! Ironing is not too difficult but it annoys me when the kids don't put their clothes away after I have ironed them - makes it a waste of time. I was surprised that when you iron tops you have to iron both the back and front - I always thought the heat of ironing one side would be enough to get the creases out on the other - I guess thats a mans logic.

    • Holeypockets
    • By Holeypockets 3rd Feb 08, 1:15 PM
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    One thing I cannot seem to iron properly is fitted sheets - can anyone advise?

  • Sassamac
    you could hire yourself out to train other men in housework duties. that'd earn you a few extra quid.
    Sunday is domestic day in my house too. Im cooking and baking to save buying prepared food and save time cooking during the week.
    • tesuhoha
    • By tesuhoha 3rd Feb 08, 1:25 PM
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    Why arent you hanging the washing on the line? Its dry and sunny here.
    The forest would be very silent if no birds sang except for the birds that sang the best






  • bank_of_slate
    Why on earth would you iron a fitted sheet?
    as soon as it's dry, stick it straight back on the bed.
    Don't put it on while it's warm from the dryer though or you'll be prising comatose cats off it all day.
    ...Linda xx
    It's easy to give in to that negative voice that chants "cant do it" BUT we lift each other up.
    We dont count all the runners ahead of us & feel intimidated.
    Instead we look back proudly at our journey, our personal struggle & determination & remember that there are those that never even attempt to reach the starting line.
    • vonph1
    • By vonph1 3rd Feb 08, 1:34 PM
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    One thing I cannot seem to iron properly is fitted sheets - can anyone advise?
    Originally posted by Holeypockets
    Ummmmm just don't iron them??
    They just get creased anyway!
    • Holeypockets
    • By Holeypockets 3rd Feb 08, 1:39 PM
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    ok, i am fighting a losing battle ironing a fitted sheet - the ironing bit wasn't too bad - its folding it afterwards. I was folding it to put back in the airing cupboard - not on the bed then I thought who will see the creases so have abandonded. I now have to tidy the kitchen again - kids made a right mess. Getting there though.

    • Numpty Monkey
    • By Numpty Monkey 3rd Feb 08, 1:43 PM
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    :confused:

    whats ironing? :rolleyes:
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    Numpty,Not sure why but I'm crying . Of all the peeps on this board you're the kindest & most supportive of all & I'm & for you all at the same time . Wish I was there to give you a big & emergency hobnobs
    xx
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